Originally Posted by junebuggena
The clean faced hen is definitely not purebred. And for all types of wheaten, the hens are pretty much the same color, with the exception of the primary wing feathers and the tail feathers. That's were they have black, blue, or splash 'patterning'. Otherwise, they are all the same coloring over their body. A double dose of the blue gene (that produces splash coloring) does not change the overall wheaten color. It only modifies the black pattern color.
Thank you so much for explaining about the looks of the birds. I understand the basics of BBS but the Wheaten on top of that confused me a bit. Other than the beard, both hens are identical in body coloring. Looks like my plans for this year are a wash! You live, make mistakes, and learn from them. Thanks again for your time!